Mark Stevenson, Contributing Writer

Mark Stevenson began his professional career in information technology before switching to automotive writing in 2012. After freelancing for many outlets in the United States and Canada, Mark became managing editor of The Truth About Cars, one of the internet’s oldest automotive blogs. He left automotive journalism for a short stint with the the world’s largest investment-grade automotive auction house before contributing to Internet Brands Automotive starting in 2017. Mark spends time away from the keyboard attempting to wrestle extra power out of a 1.0-liter Fiesta, keeping dead brands alive by riding a Buell XB9S Lightning, and watching a copious amount of bad automotive television with his two dogs, Nismo and Maloo.

Articles

California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

California is using the growing sums of money it receives from its emission cap-and-trade auction for good, including to tackle up some of the state's most egregious transportation polluters. In mid-December, California announced it would invest $663 million in a plan to clean up particularly dirty...

January 9, 2018
 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

E10 gasoline now standard, but E15 push stalled, so here comes E30

Though the Environmental Protection Agency has already ruled on ethanol-blended gasoline mixtures for 2018, that hasn't stopped ethanol advocates from pushing for a higher... read more January 8, 2018


 
BYD Qin EV300

China extended tax breaks on hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles through 2020

As China stares down climate change and smog alerts in numerous cities, the central government has extended its tax rebates for hybrid and electric vehicles for another three... read more January 8, 2018


 
Self-dimming streetlights in Hole, Norway

How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

As children, we're all taught to turn off the lights behind us as we leave an empty room. But it seems Norwegians have taken that lesson one step further. Along a 5.5-mile... read more January 7, 2018


 
Hydrogenics hydrogen fueling station

California to fall short of 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2020

As electric charging stations continue to sprout across the country, hydrogen fueling stations haven't experienced the same rapid growth. That's an issue in California, where... read more January 5, 2018


 
Gas + Electricity sign: how long until we see this for highway rest stops?   [mockup: John Briggs]

Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years: report

As Americans collectively sigh at their credit-card bills from the holiday season, GasBuddy has some bad news that won't help ease the financial pain. The fuel price-tracking... read more January 5, 2018


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But... read more January 5, 2018


 

 
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